Survey for BLMK Sustainability and Transformation Plan
Do you know about Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)?
It is Healthwatch Bedford Borough's role to ensure that the public are informed of the new health and care plans and that they have the opportunity to consult on new initiatives being introduced locally.
Your feedback is important and will be shared with the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) Public Voice Partnership Group.
Survey - Mental Health Crisis Care in Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Clinical Comissioning Group are looking at how they can improve the mental health crisis care response for adults living in Bedfordshire. They would like views on how BCCG can best support:
Older people with mental health needs
Working age adults with mental health needs
Individuals with learning disabilities and mental health needs
Individuals with autism and mental health needs
Individuals with drug and alcohol issues with mental health needs
Please do take part in the questionnaire and help shape Mental Health Crisis Care in Bedfordshire - The questionnaire closes on Friday 25 August 2017.
The new standards for pharmacy professionals - now in effect
New standards for pharmacy professionals are now in effect. The nine standards describe how safe and effective care is delivered through person-centred professionalism, and replace the standards of conduct, ethics and performance.
Please click on play button on the left to watch the video
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from landlines and mobile phones: NHS111 staff will direct you to hospital if it is appropriate for your needs.
You can get early advice from your local pharmacist who is a highly trained healthcare expert on a wide range of long-term health conditions and common illnesses. Your pharmacist will tell you if you need further medical attention.
Your local family doctor can assess, treat and manage a whole range of health problems. If you have a minor illness or injury (such as infection, vomiting or stomach ache) that can’t wait until your GP surgery is open, then call your GP’s via out of hours service or dial 111.
111 also offer a Sign-language service which you can view here
For more information please click on green link below
Click here to view the NHS Accessible Information Standard
Welcome to Healthwatch Bedford Borough
We're your local Healthwatch. We're here to help make health and social care better for people in Bedford Borough by listening to what you want and by sharing your views with services to help make them better.
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Consumer guides to making complaints about health and social care
Healthwatch England has worked with Citizens Advice to produce a series of guides to help you make a complaint or raise a concern.
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What is Healthwatch (BSL)
'What is Healthwatch' Video in British Sign Language with subtitles.